Sri Lankan army claims to kill 24 LTTE cadres
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
New Delhi, Dec 20, IRNA
Twenty-four cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were killed in separate encounters in Jaffna, Mannar and Vavuniya districts Wednesday, claimed Sri Lankan military.
The fighting took place at Pulmudai, Mullikulam and Thampane areas, All India Radio (AIR) reported here quoting spokesman for Sri Lankan National Security.
Quoting intercepted wireless communications of the LTTE, the spokesman said many Tamil Tigers were also injured during the hostilities.
Meanwhile, the European Union condemned the abduction and killing of a Sri Lankan Red Cross volunteer in Jaffna last week.
In a statement released in Colombo Wednesday the EU said that this was not the first such incident that had taken place in the island nation.
The European Union urged the Sri Lankan Government to protect humanitarian workers and investigate the killings.
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